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Prepare your home for winter! [Video]

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:39:23 PM

Home winterization is a critical component of ownership, as the colder months can be exceedingly tough on any structure. This is especially true when living in the Northeastern United States, where just one major storm can dump feet of snow and send temperatures well below zero all at once. Straightforward home improvement projects, many of which not being too expensive, can improve the integrity of your home. 

Here are a few of note:

  • Proper insulation around pipes can prevent bursts and cracks. 
  • Getting water and air heating systems can extend the lifespan of the equipment. 
  • Cleaning out vents, ducts and other components of heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems can improve air quality and reduce energy waste. 
  • Winterizing irrigation systems, such as sprinklers, helps homeowners avoid the high costs of replacements and repairs. 

At the end of the day, your home needs a lot of love before the weather turns turbulent, and putting a little effort in to preparation can go a long way toward keeping you and your family optimally comfortable this winter. If you need financing for a home improvement project, consider contacting your local bank.